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Oct 25, 2012 11:30pm EDT
irene. >> you saw in irene we didn't move a lot of people out of seniors homes and hospitals and if necessary, we're prepared to do the same thing. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has already ripped through jamaica and cuba and now it's in the bahamas. heavy rain and strong winds damaged many homes, knocking down power lines and upreceipting trees. the cuban government -- uprooting trees. the cuban government said more than 50,000 people evacuated before the storm made landfall. terror-related hearings are to be delayed at u.s. base in guantanamo bay. the storm did kill four people in the caribbean. for the rest of thursday and through friday the entire east coast of florida from key largo up to jacksonville will be feeling hurricane sandy, but only as a tropical storm, a lot f wind, waves and outer bands of rain and from there sandy marches north. in miami phil keating, fox news. >> stay with fox 5 throughout the next 90 minutes as we track hurricane sandy. you can also follow the storm's path on myfoxhurricane.com. the website features enhanced satellite imagery, interactive
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 4:25am EDT
's hurricane irene. >> you saw in irene, we didn't move a lot of people out of the seniors homes and hospitals and if necessary, we are prepared to do the same thing. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has already ripped through jamaica and cuba and now it is in the bahamas. heavy rain and strong winds damaging many homes, knocking down power lines and uprooting trees. the cuban government says more than 50,000 people evacuated before the storm made landfall. sandy also forcing officials to postpone terror-related hearings at guantanamo bay. although no deaths have been reported in could you be arc the storm did kill at least four people elsewhere in the caribbean. phil keating, fox news. >>> a prim county jury find a former fbi agent guilty on all charged for killing a tamer while driving drunk. ed a ray and johnson cashed into lawrence garner's vehicle killing him and seriously injuring his friend. >>> president obama fresh off a busy couple of days crisscrossing swing states is back at the white house today. the president is staying in town aat the present timing a national democratic committee m
FOX
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
through the potomac highlands. very dangerous storm situation here. it is expected to be worse than irene was. please, i'm going to beg our viewers, take this very seriously. >> all right, again, keep updating throughout the day and throughout the week, gwen. thank you very much. >>> well, also, virginia on the mind of many folks. flooding is expected in many parts there. we go to the phone to governor bob macdonald. thank you for joining us, governor. >> thanks, melanie. appreciate you having us on so we can talk to the viewers about getting ready for the storm. >> and so what are you bracing for in virginia right now? >> well, the biggest threats are the sustained, sustained combination of wind, rain that causes downed power lines. we're expecting sustained winds of 50, 60 mile-an-hour near the coast with 8 to 10 inches of rain. and you do that from sunday to wednesday and you're looking at downed trees and power outages. and that's our biggest concern. then follow that by cold as opposed to the heat we've had with other hurricanes. we just want to have people be prepared, take all the
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
's reliability problems have existed for years. the last two years with snowmageddon and&hurricane irene and the surprise derecchio storm, reconnection efforts were particularly slow pepco promised to spend more but given the utility's record, the state's public service commission in july allowed only a limited rate hike for the electric company a 130-page report from the governor's task force concluded that utility effort's are still falling short. >> an electric grid that served well and the storm events in the 1980s is not a grid reliable in the more violent and frequent storms that we have now. >> reporter: o'malley estimates that $1 to $2 a month per household will not only speed up the tree trimming -- >> maybe selective undergrounding and other engineering fixes that are different for every portion of the service area. >> reporter: to get the extra dollar or two a month, the utility would have to accelerate reliability strategies. what do ratepayers think? we found a mixed reaction in mont groomery county which, is hard hit the last few years. >> and we pay a lot of mean every mon
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm EDT
's problems existed for years. but in the last two years with snowmegeddon and hurricane irene, then the surprise storm, reconnection efforts were particularly slow. pepco promised to spend more on hardening the grid, but given the utility's record, the public service commission allowed only a limited rate hike for the electric company. a 130 page report from a governor's task force concluded that utility efforts are still falling short. >> an electric grid that served well in the storm events is not a grid that is reliable in the more violent and frequent storms that we have now. >> o'malley estimates $1 to $2 a month per household will not only speed up the tree trimming. >> maybe some engineering x fixes that are different for every portion of the service area. >> to get the extra dollar or two a month, the utility would have to accelerate reliability strategies. we found a mixed reaction, which has been hard hit in the last two years. >> we pay a lot of money to pepco every month. giving them more isn't necessarily the answer. >> it's not my fault. >> you would rathe
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
evacuations in the past 14 months. the problem is 14 months ago turn hurricane irene, that just perhapses, it does not do the damage everybody predicted. a lot of people that evacuated suffered more with the evacuation centers than those who stayed behind. everybody was worried that people would say, that's the lesson they learned, they're going to stay behind this time. we see a lot of people sticking around. couple of bars are open, they're having hurricane parties. everything isn't so bad right now, but the partyings going to be turning a lot of danger real soon if everybody sticks around tonight. there's no way in or out now. the main highways into this town are now shut down. and police are now using emergency vehicles, four wheel drives, they can't use police cars to get around. and a lot of these veteran officers are telling me if they drive around they're seeing streets flooded they've never seen, even big puddles on and this again, long before the worst of this stuff hits here in new jersey. tony, allison. >> steve, that is extraordinary. as you said, great concern because the wo
FOX
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
wanted to give you a sense of what is going on here n. this area, irene came through here and called to minor flooding last year. people remember that and already since we have been out here, we have seen the tide start to rise and they can get higher, excuse me, on sunday because of a full moon and that can help the fuel -- to fuel sandy's fury. >> you mentioned folks already leary after experiencing irene. have you talked to people, are they planning to evacuate? are they planning to ride the storm out? what are their plans? >> a lot of people taking a wait-and-see approach and sandy is not expected to hit until sunday or tuesday and you have some people joking about it and others were taking it seriously. one lady was riding here by on a bike who said to man up, there is not going to be a major storm here. and another guy is stocking up on some party favors, not going to say what they are getting ready to have a party once sandy hits. >> we know people like to have fun but this is a serious situation out there. amari fleming, thank you very much for the update tonight. >> and, gar
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
disasters. last year, with we've had hurricane irene. next time you go to visit washington monument, it is close because we have an earthquake here too. we do see plenty of action around here. i think weather-wise, we have much more in the way of extremes than most the country. we can be 105 in the summertime appear zero in the winter. >> which makes predid iing the weather in this region quite interesting. >> makes it fun. >> we are not out of the woods but we don't get major earthquakes here. it could happen. some of the other things that tucker talked about occur with some regularity. >> we have flooding issues here every year. most winters with the exception of last winter, we get a lot of ice and snow. >> parts of region do suffer from drought conditions from time to time. >> let me ask too because he is in warrenton. is it different than what we experience sometime close are in to d.c.? even with snow. >> subtle differences. but yeah, this whole area generally has the same kind of weather. >> okay. >> thank you, tucker. >>> nathaniel thank you for the question. great question.
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
a lot of water come over the wall right now. again, last year, hurricane irene, we did see a lot of that sea foam and some of the waves breaching. definitely seeing some good action here with the water itself coming over the wall at this point. again, 17th, 16th street along the boardwalk. making aussie little bit nervous here. we'll continue to watch that. the seawall erected over hurricane gloria in 1985 and has not been breached since then. there is also concern about the other side, the bayside of ocean city. so we'll continue to watch all of that and that is the latest here live. back to you. >> hurricane sandy definitely going to test that seawall throughout the next coming days. lauren, thank you so much. >> we'll be right back with more coverage of hurricane in just a moment. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
, then hurricane irene was because of the storm. here, can you easily see we've already got some light rainfall. rainfall. this will increase and spread and get heavier and steadier once we move into the course of the day as the system gets closer to us. just be very prepared. flooding issues everywhere as well as strong winds. what we'll begin with is a look at the spaghetti model. this has been a real key for you as we put together the forecast on this. the spaghetti models are coming together. it looks thick it will be right through this entire area of this cone of uncertainty right near in terms of landfall. still a cat -- category one hurricane. look like tonight into tomorrow in terms of landfall before it becomes a remnant low f you -- if you take a look at how wide this cone is here, that is an indication of just how far the reach will be in term of the impact of the winds. the wind ill be major factor here because they will be very strong. we are talking wind that could pick up to 60 to 70 plus mile posterior -- mile per hour in term of gusts. with these strong winds, it will continu
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
numbers come in and basically in relation to storms like hugo, katrina, irene, you're like, uh-oh. >> gives you an idea how strong it is. wall of water that came up the new jersey coastline and to new york. big push. happier note, and trick or treaters, happy halloween. >> if you're wearing a costume, do you need a coat over it? >> i don't think, but a couple of layers underneath the costume. not bitter cold here. i can remember halloweens past when i was a kid and one or two where it was cold. >> and the rain. that's the worst. >> yeah. the rain and the 40s. so the good news is, we're just -- chilly. i couldn't get it out. >> a creepy chill. >> i was going to use a creepy voice, but it didn't happen. upper 40s for the kids trick or treating. should be dry. that's the best part of the forecast here, as things are gradually improving. doesn't mean we don't have a few rain showers at the moment. we're not quite down with the rain, particularly north and west, towards hagerstown. persistent batch to the south and west, towards culpeper as well. parts of the area not done with the
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
have tree crews on call to clear any downed trees along roads, and if hurricane irene from last year is any indication, this area could see widespread flooding and damage from trees. so everyone is urged to be ready. that's the latest here in forestville, back to you. >> sarah, thank you. >>> we want you to be sure to stay with fox 5 as we continue to track hurricane sandy. in addition to our weather app, you can also follow the storm's path on myfoxhurricane.com. that's where you will find enhanced satellite images, interactive models, a live chat and more. >>> a woman is found dead in an apartment in leesburg, virginia. the discovery was made by police early this morning. the woman's relatives had called investigators after they hadn't heard from her in a few days. police aren't saying how she died, but call the incident isolated and stress that there's no threat to the public. >>> president obama will be at the white house today, he has several interviews scheduled, including one with mtv. governor mitt romney will campaign in ohio and iowa. and monday, president obama returns to
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
dealing with hurricane irene, how they their that and what they're doing differently this time and really, for the most part, there is not a lot of panic here in annapolis where we are. people are like it's coming, we're ready, we'll deal with the rest then. that's the latest here from annapolis, we don't have much more. we'll leave you with that wonderful shot with the little girl and her rain boots, and the ducks. don't terrorize the ducks children. >> thanks senator sunshine today. >>> we do have a reminder for you, metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus, and met access service. the federal government is closed. dc government ofices are also closed, and so are mescals across the region. for a full list of closures, go to myfoxdc.com, we're also running the closures on the top of your screen. >>> airlines servicing reagan national and dulles international airports canceled most flights for the day. they've canceled the flights. others plan to stay open. they are monitoring things as the storm rolls through. bwi marshall also reported limited operation. passengers are being u
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
feet. that was with hurricane donna in 1960. with irene they had a 9-foot surge. it is expected to be between 10 and 12 feet at the battery, and that would be major flooding for the new york city harbor as well as the long island sound, the water. >> we heard a lot if our reporters mention how cold it is. this is a cold. you would never believe this is a tropical system, and that's because it's in the process of becoming a winter system. here is your planner, at 7:00 at 50 degrees with the gust of 50 to 05. we're already picking up a few spots getting 70 miles per hour gusts. we keep it going at 9:00. and big winds of 60 to 65, gusting at 10 with a temperature of 48 degrees. much more to come. we'll squeeze the forecast in and give you hope in case you're tired of hurricane sandy and her many facets. >> back to you. >> i'm looking at the three-day forecast. i don't need 7 days. >> just give us wednesday or thursday, too. >> yeah. >> it's not just your life that's being put on hold. the presidential campaign is on hold as a result of sandy. >> president obama monitoring the track
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
as to when the lights will come back on. >> during hurricane irene full restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie took a 4 1/2 hour long helicopter tour of devastated areas in his state. he's thanking volunteers and first responders and comforting those who have lost everything. >> very difficult time. very difficult day. so we just start. we survived. >> reporter: new jersey is not the only state recovering today. new york governor andrew cuomo was also touring damage in manhattan where underground tunnels and subway stations are full of corrosive seawater. even still officials are saying the worst is behind them. >> it's the beginning of a process that we all know will take a while, but this is the end of the down side and hopefully from here is going up. >> reporter: as the storm now moves towards canada, an air travel tracking website says more than 18,000 flights have been canceled due to the storm. in absecon, new jersey, craig boswell, fox news. >>> ocean city took a beating. guess we'
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
management officials tell us that here if you were impacted by irene, you're probably going to be hit by sandy. there's a lot of possibilities here in new jersey, coastal flooding, inland flooding, high winds and of course power outages and today accordingly we saw many people stocking up at the store batteries, water, food, one woman stocking up for as much as five days, people were pulling their boats out of the water and generally bracing for what could be a pretty major storm once again here in new jersey. >> thank you so much for the update. i think everybody is doing a little bit of the same thing up and down the east coast. thanks for giving us an update from there tonight. >>> just as we heard from adrian and as we have been hearing from you, gary and sue, a lot of possibilities here. >> absolutely and i'll be the first one to tell you that i hope we are wrong and this thing goes out to sea. but looking at the setup meteorologically with the big trough to the west of us and a big area of high pressure to the east of us, kind of making a roadway for this hurricane to come right
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
storms recently, like hurricane irene last year and you run the into sentiments like this. irene was easy, bring on sandy. and forget the reign and tidal surge for a moment, it is know that is already hitting west virginia. blizzard conditions expected. and as far west as chicago, emergency planners are bracing for their own challenges. >> lake winds are going to be 50 to 60 miles an hour. waves could exceed the 24-foot mark. >> now, people may start returning home in some of these areas. as early as today. but there is still a long cleanup ahead. in rehobeth beach, delaware, doug luzader, fox news. >>> after the break, dave roth takes a look at how the aftermath of sandy is playing out on the web. >> but first, a reminder that refrigerated food can spoil quickly during a power outage. keep items in the fridge as cool as possible the cdc suggests packing together dairy items, meat, fish and eggs in a cooler with ice and use a food thermometer to check food in a dark refrigerator and anything more than 40 degrees fahrenheit should be tossed. for the freezer section, a half full freezer wil
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
hurricane irene it wasn't so bad here. certainly this storm is a new category. when it comes to cleaning up here, it will take a long time. >> jennifer davis, thanks very much. >>> it's hard to even understand that kind of devastation when you see it. it's like -- jenny is right, a bar of soap sitting there. >> i've been to devastation like that, and tv doesn't really -- we look at it and go, that's terrible, it doesn't really capture it. >> right. >> it's extraordinary. >> certainly can't capture the human pain associated with it. >> right. >> yep. it's been tough. going to continue to be so, i'm afraid. >> you hate to say we dodged a bullet, you don't feel comfortable saying that when people are hurting so bad. what's going on today? >> right. i want to do trick or treat. turn the corner into something more fun. >> we need to know. >> here we go. the good news is, i think we'll be dry. not a lot of wind. fine conditions. a little cool, and a creepy chill. [ creepy laugh by tony ] >> tony, that was pretty good. or was that you, allison? upper 40s as trick or treaters head out to take care
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
during hurricane irene last year, the county administrative building in upper marlboro had significant damage from flooding. so now they have these inflatable sand bags that they have ready to deploy if flooding becomes a problem. that's the latest here in forestville, back to you. >> thank you. >>> now we want to check in with julie wright. she's got a look at traffic. >> busy on the south side of town. traffic is congested and this is why, coming towards the wilson bridge on the inner loop, accident activity in the local lanes, slowing down to about 22 miles per hour headed in the direction of alexandria. northbound 210 at kirby road, delays beginning at palmer road. headed into southeast, heavy and slow because of a stalled car, inbound on the douglas bridge. watch for police direction to help direct you through. southbound 270, delays down to 31 miles per hour. gridlocked out of germantown at 16 miles per hour. and 35 miles per hour to wrap up your commute coming in from rockdale. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> new this morning, a suspicious death investigation
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